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'Rosa Parks-A Time for Change' with The Drama Hut
Meet Rosa Parks whilst we travel back to the 1950’s to explore how, within America’s ‘Golden Age’, the injustices of prejudice, segregation and racism flourished, but so too did the growth of ‘The Civil Rights Movement’.
Led by Rosa, the children will discover how ordinary people have been making a difference, by championing human and civil rights, throughout history. During the session the children will explore what America was like in the 1950’s, through improvisation, act out Rosa’s story and discuss what sparks a ‘movement’, whilst creating a ‘time line’ of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things!
What activities are available during this educational workshop?
During this workshop, through improvisation and role play, we will Imagine an America of the 1950’s, work as a team to create pictures, act out Rosa’s story and also perform a poem! We will discuss what sparks a ‘movement’ and also create a ‘time line’ of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things!
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Our workshops include tailored, fully interactive, drama games, role play, teamwork exercises, songs, movement and more, led by a professional costumed actor.
During the workshop the children will meet Rosa Parks. Through story telling, timelines and role play, they will learn about her extraordinary life and influence during this pivotal time in history.
What size groups do you cater for?
We typically run 60-120 minute workshops with up to 30 children at any one time and can offer special day rates for multiple classes. We are also able to provide two different topics on the same day for different year groups,
How does safeguarding work for online workshops?
Online sessions are jointly hosted by the teacher and our actor and may or may not be recorded, depending on the preference of the school. Ideally workshops take place in a school hall with a large screen, however, they can also work extremely well in a classroom, with desks pushed aside. Our Risk Assessment document is available upon request and is updated regularly to comply with all current advice and guidelines.
What technology/devices/type of internet connection do schools need for an online workshop?
Online workshops are delivered live by professional actors and typically last 60-75 minutes each. They are structured in the same way as an on-site visit and have the advantage of utilising the benefits of technology – in particular, virtual backgrounds, enabling actors to transport children back in time, to any era or location. School will require a good internet connection and ideally a large screen to project our actor on to, so all the children have good visibility.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes - the very nature of our workshops being so visual and experiential, has led to extremely positive feedback from teachers.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes - children with special educational needs really benefit and enjoy our workshops.
“We found the workshop really engaging and both the staff and students loved it and found it really informative. The interactiveness with the students to get them to repeat dates, learn the poem and act out meant they were always engaged with Rosa and a student said “I feel like I really know the whole of Rosa Parks life really well, it was like the real Rosa telling us her story”. The team also said that we thought it was great you touched on the current Black Lives Matter movement and also the other people (such as Claudette, Greta etc) as it gave the students a very broad insight into the topic.”
Into University on behalf of Year 6 Primary in London
"The actor was engaging and informative, and did a brilliant job of bringing Rosa Park's story to life. We also appreciated the inclusion of the Black Lives Matter movement to have a powerful discussion with young people about racism in today's society, in which the discussion was facilitated in a sensitive and age appropriate manner…. The content covered added huge value to our programme and enabled students to explore some big issues in a really immersive and effective way."
St Peters CoE (IntoUniversity) – April 2021
Who are The Drama Hut?
At the Drama Hut we employ skilled costumed actors who use the Performing Arts, to help children truly experience a subject, complementing and enhancing learning in the classroom. Through improvisation, role play, movement and song, we help to bring the curriculum to life. Whether you choose to have us visit you online or on-site, our workshops are delivered live and are fully interactive. Prices start at £120 for a single workshop, with discounts available when multiple sessions/different topics are booked.
Whether it's a history subject, creative writing workshop, PSHE or an opportunity to celebrate a significant person or event, let us help you to inspire learning with a Drama Hut workshop.
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